Lynx Soccer

October 26, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Lose Region 24 Heartbreaker to SWIC 1-0

Lincoln, IL – Head men’s soccer coach Ben Massena has never lost a Region 24 playoff game at home in his tenure at Lincoln College.  On Saturday, October 24, his Lynx took on Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) in front of a huge, vuvuzela-blowing crowd at Freesmeier Field in Lincoln.  The Lynx had several opportunities to score but couldn’t slide anything by the Blue Storm keeper and came away with a heartbreaking 1-nil loss abruptly ending their fall season.  Lincoln entered the contest as the #4 seed in the Region tournament and the Blue Storm came in as the underdog #5 seed.  The two teams met up much earlier in the season back on September 3 in Belleville, IL with Lincoln earning the 3-0 shutout win at that time.  SWIC will advance to play the #1 seed Lewis & Clark on Wednesday, October 28 in the Region semi-final.

October 22, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Shutout Culver-Stockton JV Behind Cabrera’s 6th Shutout

Lincoln, IL – The men’s soccer team took on Culver-Stockton JV for their final regular season home game and came away with a 3-0 shutout win.  The game started with several great scoring chances by the Lynx but they couldn’t find the net until late in the first half when Braxton Young (Warrensburg, IL) lifted the ball over the Culver-Stockton keeper to take a 1-0 lead.  The second goal came via Pierson Fleming (Springfield, IL), who normally tends goal for the Lynx.  Pierson hit an athletic volley up and over the Culver-Stockton keeper to send Lincoln up 2-0.

October 15, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Lose 2OT Thriller

East Peoria, IL – The Lynx men’s soccer team traveled to East Peoria to take on ICC on Wednesday afternoon and dropped a double-overtime thriller 2-1.  ICC scored with :48 sec left in the first half off a set piece cross to go up 1-0 which ended up being the only goal scored in the half.

October 14, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Knocks Off Heartland 3-1

Lincoln, IL – The men’s soccer team took on Region 24 opponent Heartland Community College this past weekend and came away with a hard fought 3-1 win.  The Lynx would score first within the first two minutes of the game when Silviano Vaz (Lavallois, France) crossed a ball to Crisitian Castillo (Moline, IL) who passed it past a diving keeper into the back of the net.  Despite hitting the post 3 times in the next 5 minutes, Lincoln would not be able to open up a two goal lead on Heartland.  Midway through the first half, a Heartland midfielder hit a blast from 25 yards out past the diving hands of Lynx Goalkeeper Kevin Cabrera (Miami, FL).  Lincoln would bounce back however when Jose Castillo (Moline, IL) passed the ball to his brother Crisitian who found the back of the net again for his second goal of the game.  Heartland would turn the pressure up the rest of the way and kept possession the majority of time, but Lincoln would counterattack as Cristian Castillo scored his third goal of the game when he hit a driven ball 30 yards out past the Heartland Keeper.

October 7, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Shut Out Lincoln Land 4-0 in Region Play

Lincoln, IL – The men’s soccer team took on Lincoln Land in Region 24 play on Tuesday night on Freesmeier Field at Lincoln College.  A fired up and motivated Lynx team jumped ahead when Silviano Vaz (Levallois, France) hit a blast from 22 yards out to the far post.  The half would mostly be dominated by Lincoln and would end 1-0.  The second half was more of the same as Lincoln played uptempo, possession soccer and controlled the ball the majority of the half.  Lincoln’s second goad came when Brian Werchek (Chicago, IL) dribbled by several defenders and calmly slotted the ball home to increase the lead to 2 nil.   The next two goals were brilliant volleys by freshman Cristian Castillo (Moline, IL).   Both of Castillo’s goals were high level finishes and it put the game out of reach for a Lincoln 4-0 victory.  Head coach Ben Massena said of his team’s efforts,  “I’m very proud of the team and how we bounced back after such a big loss last week.”

This brings the Lynx to 6-3-1 overall and 2-1-1 in region play.  The Lynx will host Heartland CC on Saturday, October, 10th at 1:00pm in another important Region 24 game.

October 5, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Win, Lose, Tie

Men’s Soccer traveled and played Greenville College Reserves and defeated them by the score of 5-0.  Goals were scored by Edgar Torres, Harrison Bennett, and Cristian Castillo (3).

September 23, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Drop Match to #13 ICC 3-1

Lincoln, IL – The men’s soccer team dropped a conference game to the #13 ranked Illinois Central Cougars 3-1.  ICC would score first and early in the half on an error by the Lynx defense.   The Cougars would then capitalize on another errant pass from a Lynx defender to take an early 2-0 lead.  Coach Massena said, “We didn’t deserve to be down 2-0 at this point in the game.  We hit the cross bar and had two good looks from corner kicks but couldn’t find the net.

September 22, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Improves to 4-1

The Lynx traveled to Canton, Mo to take on Culver Stockton and can came out with back to back wins in two days!  With the win Lincoln improves to 4-1 on the season.

September 17, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer pick up road win at Heartland; Improve to 3-1

Bloomington, IL – The men’s soccer team traveled on the road and defeated Heartland Community College 3-2.  Heartland scored in the first minute of the game and caught the Lynx off guard.  Head coach Ben Massena commented, “We came out really flat and they capitalized on a nice cross.

September 14, 2015
LC Men’s Soccer Shuts out #20 Lincoln Land 3-0

Springfield, IL – Men’s soccer (2-1) shut out the #20 ranked Lincoln Land (3-1) by a score of 3-0.  It’s the Lynx’s second shutout of a ranked team this season.  Lincoln opened the scoring in the 17th min when Jose Salgado sent a long diagonal ball across the field and Crisitan Castillo chipped the goalie from 30 yards out from the outside mid area.